Based in Perth, Western Australia, Richard is a marine scientist with particular expertise in marine megafauna including sea lions, dugongs and turtles.
He's who has worked across the government, university and consulting sectors. And with many years of on-ground experience working with Traditional Owner and Indigenous Ranger groups in the Kimberley and Northern Territory. He's helped develop and manage sea country plans, carbon abatement fire management plans and economic development initiatives.
Richard has also worked on a number of commercial fishery-related projects, including field stock assessment of abalone and scallops in WA.
He has completed a PhD in Population Genetics of the Australian Sea Lion at the Universty of Western Australia.
Places We Protect
Revitalising the Peel-Harvey Estuary
Finding nature-based solutions to improve the health of the Peel-Harvey Estuary.
Restoring shellfish reefs
Shellfish reefs are Australia’s most critically endangered marine ecosystem. Made up of billions of oysters and mussels, they once thrived in Australia’s bays and estuaries from Noosa in Queensland right around Australia’s southern coastline to Perth in Western Australia. Now less than 10% remain.